Saturday, March 29, 2008

Persepolis: Marjane Satrapi coming to Case 4.4

Marjane Satrapi, the writer/illustrator of the graphic novel Persepolis will be speaking at Amasa Stone Chapel (on Euclid Ave. across from Severance Hall) on the CWRU campus on Friday April 4 at 4:30pm. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4pm.

George Woideck says: "Persepolis is the story of a young Persian girl growing up during the Islamic revolution in Iran. It was recently released as an animated movie and was nominated for an Academy Award. The film will be shown at the Cleveland Cinemateque later that evening. I highly recommend both events, plus the book if you haven't read it. It's a powerful graphic novel of horrendous events told through a child's eyes."

Burning River Roller Girls Season 2

The Burning River Roller Girls are proud to announce the start of season 2 on Sunday, April 6 at 4pm with Derby 101 Fresh Meat DISorientation After years worth of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears, the BRRG are again ready to show what they are made of!

Derby 101 Fresh Meat DISorientation will feature all of the newly recruited skaters "Fresh Meat" from 2007. The event will feature The Hard Knockers vs The Rolling Pin-Ups and The Hellbombers vs The Cleveland Steamers!

BRRG is a skater-owned and operated organization. The women of Burning River Roller Girls encompass a wide variety of backrounds, ages, shapes, and skill levels. They're students, moms, and professionals by day, but on the rink they assume tough derby identities. For further info on the league check out or

Admission is $10 in advance. Tickets available on their website (a small fee applies.) $15 at the door. All tickets are general admission, so arrive early for a prime seat. Try suggest the 'suicide seats.' All ages event.

Season's Passes include all 5 INTRA-league bouts PLUS Burning River Roller Girls All-Stars FIRST HOME WFTDA BOUT against The Fort Wayne Derby Dolls! and BONUS: $5.00 gift certificate good at the merch table, ALL for only $50.00.

Derby 101 Fresh Meat DISorientation:
Sunday, April 6
Doors @ 3pm games begin at 4pm
North Olmsted Soccer Sportplex
31515 Lorain Ave.
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 979-9997

A Mid 20's Emancipation

Rachel Kibbe has started her own blog. A kind of 'stream-of-consciousness' that sometimes overflows it's banks, she ''just started [it] yesterday when I was bored at work."

Be sure to check out her plan to pay for Parsons in the Fall.

A Mid 20's Emancipation

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A farewell to Zoe Alan Schultz

Hello all,

As some of you may know, my dear friend..., roommate.., teacher.., and sister, Zoe Alan Schultz has recently transcended this life a little over one month ago after a battle with ovarian cancer.

I cannot express enough the love and beauty I have experienced sharing this journey with her and her family. I feel lucky and grateful that I was able to live and work closely with such an amazing and beautiful woman and artist.

This weekend in Cleveland was very impactful. Especially in the way two very talented individuals took on the task of fundraising for the Schultz family through a performance at the Cleveland Public Theater.

Please enjoy this image from that performance in honor of one of the most inspiring, motivated, open, dedicated and joyful people I have ever known. Her love and spirit lives on in us all.

That broad now rocks out in the universe!! Peace and love to YOU ALL!!

Rose M.

Rose Marincil Photographs

The Return of Janet (and Jade) Wednesday 3.26

A REMINDER that this upcoming Wednesday, March 26th, one of our ALL TIME favorite models, Janet Braden, and her daughter Jade will be sitting for a special mother/ daughter portrait. It should be a great time. Tricia and some of the original group may join us that night. AND Jade will be bringing our order of Girl Scout cookies!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jihan performing at Anatalia's Red Square Saturday

Jihan will be performing at Anatalia's Red Square, located at 5131 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst Ohio (it's on the North side of Mayfield, just east of Richmond road) this Saturday, March 22nd between 9:30pm and 10pm

Come enjoy the excellent Turkish food, the live music, and, of course, dancing!

Retro-Rock-a-Bowl w KB and the Riptides 3.22

Join KB and the Riptides THIS Saturday, March 22nd, at Mahall's 20 Lanes in Lakewood for a Spring Fling Retro-Rock-a-Bowl

Where: 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107

When: 10pm—1:30am

How much: $10.00

All ages show...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Martini Five-O Fri continues their 'Prosperity' 3/14

Hi all, 'Smooth' Mike and his Martini Five-O retro-lounge trio will continue their reign as 'house band' for Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather, Friday March 14th. Tremont Art Walk night. Show starts after 9pm. They've had excellent crowds there the past few months. Stop by after the art walk...

Martini Five-O

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Deb Steytler at Studio 11 Tremont Art Walk 3.14

On Friday, March 14th, Deb Steytler will be appearing at Studio 11, a yoga studio in Tremont, across from the coffee shop Civilizations, off Lincoln Park square. Exit at W 14 turn left at the park onto Kenilworth and Literary. From 6-9 pm. Deb: 'I will have figure drawings on display and a small assortment of scarves. The whole neighborhood is open that night. Barring another crushing blizzard, I think you all would enjoy coming out to Cleveland's near West side and stroll the streets, enjoy the arts and as always, refreshments. All figurative work based on my time in Trish's studio on Murray Hill.'

Benefit for Habitat for Humanity 3.13

This Thursday from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm Lake Erie Artists are having a benefit for Habitat for Humanity. Reservations in advance are only $15 per person which include wonderful food by Food for Thought, a glass of wine by Heartland Wines, and live music by FireSide Symphony. 'We will have many local artists here selling their work and a raffle drawing of a lovely basket of goodies.' Please take time to come and lend your support to this worthy organization. To make a reservation call 216-664-9920 or email

Monday, March 10, 2008

Derek Hess' Rise to the Louvre

From the Louvre, to the backs of art lovers around the world — how does Derek Hess do it?

Find out at the March 12 COSE Arts Network Education Event: "Present Yourself: Sales and Marketing." Martin Geramita will reveal the effective techniques he has developed over the past 15 years as Hess' business manager — including the launch of an affordable clothing line featuring Hess' artwork called Strhess Clothing.

Get inspired. Go back to the studio with ideas that'll really show the world what you're made of, just like Hess and Geramita have done.

Date: March 12
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Tower Press Building, 1900 Superior Ave.
Price: $5 members, $15 non-members

Register HERE.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Cleveland Film Festival choices 3.7—3.16

Check out for the films listed below (or pick up a guide).

There's a lot of interesting movies this year. Due to conflicts with other events, the films I'm thinking of seeing are:

Friday, March 7th 9:45 The Orange Chronicles

Saturday, March 8th 1:45 Independent Shorts Program 2

Sunday, March 9th 2:15 The Cool School, LATER possibly View From the Bridge, The Metrosexual or Vogelfrei

Monday, March 10th 7:00 Chinese Art Today (Johnny Mangos beforehand to benefit Art House?)

Thursday, March 13th 7:00 Gone with the Woman, 9:30 Island Etude

Friday, March 14th 7:15 The Substitute

Saturday, March 15th 4:15 Armin

Sunday, March 16th 2:00 Independent Shorts Audience Awards (AND/OR 11:30 Independent Shorts Jury Awards), 4:30 Super Noble Brothers (film crew is having their party at Lava Lounge Sat. night!)

Obviously I'm not going to see ALL of these movies. These are just the best timing-wise etc. Touch base if you're interested in any particular show.